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Waking up and starting a workout is never easy. It’s hard enough to wake up and start your day. The truth is working out in the morning is one of the best ways to wake up and this routine we are about to share with you will only take 10 minutes.
Why Should You Workout In the Morning?
Your body has been at rest for the past 6-8 hours. Everything in your body is stiff and in order to mentally wake up and prepare for the day you have to get your blood flowing throughout your body.
Your body is an energy producing machine. The more energy you use, the more energy your body will produce.
Don’t believe me?
Then I challenge you for the next 7 days to stick with this routine!
Seriously, try it out. I know that if you stick with this routine not only will you start seeing results but you will start feeling the results.
Along with this routine I want you to drink two cups of water before or after you finish the routine.
I usually drink water before starting anything because upon waking up your body is a lot more dehydrated then when it was 8 hours ago.
Plus by drinking more water throughout the day your body will start improving in more ways than you would have thought to realize! We will save all that information for another article.
Now that you have had two cups of water, lets get this quick workout started!
Extend your arms out and begin to rotate them in a clockwise motion. Create wide circles. Keep the motion controlled and fluid. Don’t try to do this motion really fast. None of the movements in this routine are meant to be done fast. The goal for this routine is to wake up your body…not to make it hate you.
Complete 10 rotations and go in the opposite direction for another 10 rotations.
2.Elbow to Knee Oblique Twists
Stand up tall, feet shoulder width apart. Bring your arms into goal post position. Keep your head straight and rotate your torso to the left and at the same time lift your left knee above your waist toward your right elbow.
Rotate to your right and lift your right knee above your waist toward your left elbow. Remember to keep your arms in the goal post position the entire time.
Create a fluid motion that allows you to swing to each side 10 times.
Feet should be shoulder width apart and turned out 30 degrees. Make sure your toes or heels do not come off the ground at any point of the exercise.
Move your hips back and bend your knees at the same time.
Keep your back neutral. Do not round it or arch it too much while squatting down.
Come back up to the starting position, that is one rep.
Complete 20 reps.
This timeless exercise is one of the best for waking up your entire body.
Stand up straight with your legs and arms by your side. Slightly bend your knees to prepare for the jump.
Jump into the air and spread your legs around shoulder width apart. At the same time you should swinging out your arms over your head.
Jump back into starting position and that is one rep.
Complete 25 reps. Remember to take things easy and avoid moving really fast.
This time stand tall and keep your feet hips width apart. Keep your hands on your waist to help maintain balance.
Take a big step forward with your right leg. Make sure you lead in with your heel and transfer the majority of the weight to your right foot.
Lower your body until your right thigh is parallel to the floor.
To come back to starting position drive into your right heel and bring your weight back.
Now complete the same thing on the other side and that will be one rep.
Complete 10 reps.
Lie down on the ground with your legs bent and your feet flat on the ground.Place your hands behind your head and do not lace your fingers togethers.
Hold your elbows out to the side and not in front of your face.
Start the crunch by curling up and forward so that your shoulder blades lift off the floor.
Make sure to hold it for 1 second at the top of the movement and then lower yourself slowly back down.
That is one rep.
Complete 25 reps.
Get into a modified push up position with your elbows on the ground directly below your shoulders. Make sure both forearms are resting on the floor.
While holding this position make sure you look at the floor and keep your body straight.
Keep your feet together with your toes on the ground.
- arch your back
- lower your hips to the ground
- look up
Doing so will cause pain in your body.
Hold pose for 30 seconds.
We want you to start the day off right! This is why we created this quick morning workout routine for you.
If at any point anything becomes too difficult, modify the exercise. Don’t be ashamed if you have to start with lower reps or if you can only hold a plank for 5 seconds instead of 30.
We all have to start somewhere. But the important thing is that you start.
You have the power to take control of your life and your body.
Supporting you along the way is a privilege.
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Victor is the co-founder of GroundedPanda.com. He began practicing yoga over 10 years ago and has since then engulfed himself into natural health including calisthenics, mindfulness & meditation techniques, and nutrition. Education is a passion of his and he loves helping beginners with their health journeys. When he’s not writing, you can find him running, working out in random places, and most likely talking to someone about intermittent fasting.